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Young, Dean A.
507 Canton Road Akron, OH
Phone: (330) 784-8800
Fax: (330) 784-8880


Current Employment Position(s)

Managing Partner

Lawyer Overview

Dean Young is a founding partner of the law firm of Young & Yeargin, LLC, in Akron, Ohio.  He earned his B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) from Malone College in 1974, and a  J.D. (Cum Laude) from the Ohio State University College of Law in 1977 (and was admitted to practice that year).  His practice includes civil litigation, personal injury, wrongful death cases, and consumer law and has recently embraced the fight for consumers in predatory lending cases. His litigation practice has included the following cases argued before the Ohio Supreme Court:   Cole v. Holland (1996), 76 Ohio St.3d 220; Wright v. Bloom (1994), 69 Ohio St.3d 596; and Springfield Local Board of Education v. Summit County Board of Revision (1994), 68 Ohio St.3d 493.
Dean has been an active member of the Summit County Trial Lawyers Association (former president for two terms), the Ohio Association for Justice (formerly the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers (and formerly serving as Trustee)), and National Association of Consumer Advocates.  He has frequently served as a seminar speaker, including presentations to the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Akron Bar Association, and National Association of Consumer Advocates.

Areas of Practice

  • Consumer law
  • Lemon Law
  • Auto Dealer Fraud
  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Mortgages & Foreclosures
  • Personal Injury
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Representative Cases

West Practice Categories

Consumer Protection, Contracts, Lemon Law, Warranties, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney and Appointment, Trusts, Wills, Health & Health Care Law, State Appellate Practice, State Trial Practice, Personal Injury -- Plaintiff, Animal Bites -- Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff, Premises Liability -- Plaintiff, Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff, Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff, Probate & Estate Administration, Estate Administration, Mortgages & Foreclosures, Residential Real Estate


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Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1977

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Ohio Association for Justice, formerly the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers (Former Trustee)
  • Summit County Trial Lawyers Association (Past President, Two Terms)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association (Grievance and Common Pleas Courts Committees)

Honors and Awards

  • Speaker, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Insurance Law Seminar 1991, Subject: Homeowners Insurance
  • Speaker, Akron Bar Association, Trial Practice Seminar 1990, Subject: Consumer Actions in the 1990's.

Classes and Seminars

  • “Trial Tactics in Consumer Cases,” , Ohio Association for Justice (Formerly the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers), 2007
  • “Subrogation,”, Summit County Trial Lawyers, 2006
  • “Litigation Strategies in Consumer Protection Cases,”, National Consumer Law, 2003
  • “Trial Tips from Experts,” , National Association of Consumer Advocates, 2003
  • “The Smoking Gun: Pattern Evidence,”, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2002
  • “Sub-prime Lending: Industry Fraud,”, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2000
  • “Jury Awards in Consumer Cases,” , Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1999
  • Consumer, Personal Injury and Trial Practice, Akron Bar Association, 1990 - 1993
  • Various Topics, People’s Law School, 1991 - 1994
  • Various Topics, Professional, Civic ad Community Groups

Past Employment Positions

  • Stark Co. Public Defenders Office, Staff Attorney, 1977 - 1979


  • The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio, 1977
    Honors: cum laude
  • Malone College, Canton, Ohio, 1974
    Honors: magna cum laude